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Language Log

The University of Pennsylvania “Language Log” blog [see last post] has a glorious wealth of information and is the reason for the words and links below. First: the complete text of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage is available on Google … Continue reading

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threes and fours

words of the day: quatrefoilin architecture: 1, 2, 3and trefoilrelated: trefoil knotand triquetra

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“By inserting an appropriate bit (or burr) the tool can perform drilling, grinding, sharpening, cutting, cleaning, polishing, sanding, routing, carving and engraving… Other Dremel rotary tools include a cordless pumpkin carving tool, a cordless pet nail grooming tool, and a … Continue reading

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more word disambiguation

hammock — sling for sleeping or resting, usually suspended between trees or poles hammock — land densely covered with hardwood trees, on ground higher than the surrounding marshland (often in FL, for example) (sometimes “hummock”) hummock — a mound or … Continue reading

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verb tenses

verbs contain a lot of information about time and action/state of being in a simple word or phrase. (i’m a fan of economy of language: using a little, saying a lot.) an incomplete list of verb tenses in English (thanks … Continue reading

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